The main purpose of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ visit to Baku is to introduce the newly-appointed French Co-Chair Pierre Andrieux to the President of Azerbaijan, said the French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Pascal Meunier, APA reports.
Meunier added that concrete steps should be taken to reach the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after 20-year ceasefire. He said “peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia will have a positive effect on stability in the region.”
“President François Hollande has said he’s ready to receive the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia together with the co-chairs in France. And the presidents just need to accept this proposal. Hollande has made concrete proposal to the sides to achieve peace, and presidents may discuss these proposals in France,” the Ambassador said.
Touching upon the recent ceasefire violations on the front line, the diplomat said he is seriously concerned about what’s going on. “We remain loyal to the acquisition of peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and are trying to create grounds for the two countries to live in peace, not war.”
The Minsk Group Co-Chairs met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev today.